Zucchini Coconut Slice

    1 hour

    A healthy slice made with grated zucchini, dates, sultanas and coconut. It's not too sweet so go ahead and drizzle the icing on for a specila treat!

    96 people made this

    Serves: 48 

    • 185g butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup (125g) white sugar
    • 1/2 cup (90g) packed brown sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 3/4 cups (220g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
    • 3/4 cup shredded coconut
    • 3/4 cup chopped pitted dates
    • 3/4 cup sultanas
    • 2 cups grated zucchini
    • For the icing
    • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 cup (155g) icing sugar
    • 1 cup (125g) finely chopped walnuts

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a slice tin
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Mix in eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla until fluffy. Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder; stir into the creamed mixture. Stir in the coconut, dates, sultanas and zucchini. Spread the mixture into the prepared tin.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes. To make the icing, mix together melted butter, milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, cinnamon, and icing sugar. Drizzle icing over the slice while still warm. Sprinkle chopped nuts over icing. Cut into slices when cool.

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    I am called "THE BAKER" by friends and family....NEVER, NEVER, NEVER have I received so many compliments on, and recipe requests as I have for these delicious bars. I've made them 4 times in 2 weeks ! I used currants because didn't have any dates--worked fine. Also--using quality cinnamon (and adding extra) brought many inquires as to the "special ingredient" in the icing. Thanks for a new favorite !!!  -  21 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very moist. I added cranberries (dried) because I didn't have dates and added chocolate chips. I would not do cranberries again but otherwise very good!  -  19 Aug 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Four stars instead of five for two reasons: These are definitely not "cookie bars"...it's cake. Second, I didn't necessarily care for the dried fruit...it wasn't bad, just not my favorite addition. I'm absolutely making it again, but next time I'm dropping the raisins and dates, baking it in cake pans, and trying it topped with some sort of coconut pecan-type icing. I think that would be out of this world! All in all, if you're a fan of zucchini bread/cake, this is definitely worth trying! (By the way, I made a half batch in a square pan, and 30 minutes was a perfect baking time.)  -  12 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)